Friday, January 27, 2012

The Courts

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Another view from the rooftop terrace at the Park Pacific apartments. These are places lawyers hang out so beware. Center-left is the Egypto-Babbylonio-Neoclassic confection known as the Civil Courts Building. It contains Missouri state courts. On the right is the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse, the seat of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Eagleton was a senator some decades back. It may surprise you to learn that this is the largest single courts building in the country. In any event, I try to avoid both of them.

Below is another shot from the party at Park Pacific, a couple who appear to be having a good time. Turns out the young lady and I have only one degree of separation, as they say, a common client. We knew of each other but had never met. These small-town happenstances occur in St. Louis all the time.

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5 comments: said...

An interesting factoid that the federal courthouse in St. Louis is the nation's largest. The late former Senator Eagleton is a deserving person for whom to name the building

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Egypto-Babbylonia-Neoclassic!!! That's quite a combination there! How about the building in the middle there, it's looking a little overpowered by it's neighbors haha! I wonder if this couple also had more champagne than you Bob!

William Kendall said...

I rather like the look of both buildings, Bob. Very bold designs.

And quite a striking couple!

Jack said...

You paired two very different images today. Nice architectural shot and great informal portrait.

Virginia said...

Oh I think by now I"ve met somebody I know everywhere I"ve ever been! Met a blog follower in Paris one day!

I remember Eagleton. Guess that makes me a relic n'est-ce pas?